As you probably guessed from the photo I posted yesterday, I went back to the shelter this week to photograph some cats and kittens. I always have such a great time when I do! It's really meaningful for me to feel like I might be giving these cats a chance at a better home - that someone might see how they sparkle in the photos and come meet them for that reason.
Also, they are darn cute. I think you may have to agree.
This lovely lady is Gloria, who was so intent on the toys that she was hard to catch in the act! I always love to photograph the striped cats as they translate well in the camera, but Gloria was something special.
I mean, look at that pose!
And this one is Pablo (slightly different face shape and nose markings, otherwise he's hard to tell apart!).
Of course we had to try to get them together in front of the camera. Herding cats is kind of like . . . . herding cats. They don't tend to do what you tell them to do, and certainly not at the same time! But we did get a couple of shots of them.
And another one of Pablo.
Then this cute young thing is Candy, and she has the prettiest face! I love her orange cheek markings, quite distinctive. Whoever ends up with her will be quite lucky.
Generally I only photograph the cats and the small animals at the shelter and other photographers get the dogs. But Scrappy Doo's foster dad was at the shelter while I was there and he coaxed us into doing some photos of him on the white paper. Now this is a dog who moves at the speed of light! I don't think I've ever seen one who was faster or who spent less time stationary.
I kind of chuckled, actually, as his foster dad told me how hard it was to take pictures of him. I mean, all animals are a bit tricky, right? Well let me tell you, I was totally unprepared for this little bundle of energy. I consider it an outright miracle that any of the pictures were in focus. Really.
That being said, he is the cutest little thing ever, and whoever takes him home is going to fall in love in five seconds flat.
Get that bandanna, Scrappy!
He also had a Grrrrrona stuffed toy. So cute!
And then we had Tulip the tortie, who was a photography champ. Such pretty colors!
Last but not least was Lancelot, who would love to come slay any dragons at your house, and rescue all the fair maidens. He's a brave kitten, full of energy and fun. And determined to attack all the toys at once!